UCI bans forearms-on-bars aero position, adds penalties for littering

Tim Wellens in the aero-bar position
Tim Wellens' forearms on the tops aero position will be banned under UCI 'dangerous conduct' rules (Image credit: Getty Images)

After banning the so-called 'super-tuck' position, the UCI is likely to anger riders in the professional peloton even further with a series of other new rules and punishments, including banning the forearms-on-bars aerodynamic position commonly used in breakaways.

In an update to the UCI rules, the sport's governing body also confirmed that riders could be fined, docked ranking points and penalised time if they throw objects such as bidons and waste in a careless or dangerous manner or outside of new litter zones.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.